My name is Bharath Ram Manoharan. This is me working deeply in a corner of my office.
I am currently a Sr. Oracle DBA for an eCommerce website based out of San Francisco, CA.
Nine Years Ago, after graduating from my Masters program in Computer Science in Oklahoma City, I sold my first car, Geo Prizm for $925. I profited $25 (Yes!!!).
And I jumped into my friend’s car. We drove straight to a consulting firm at Irving, Texas. We felt like we were in a totally different world.
Over the next three months, we worked hard like dogs and learnt everything we could get our hands-on about Oracle Database Administration.
Then, I started consulting with JP Morgan Chase for almost the next two years.
Over the next five years, I had continued to consult for some awesome companies like Albridge Solutions, Wells Fargo, Netapp, Paypal and Stubhub.
In 2012, I settled for a full time position in Stubhub.
You can click on the image and connect with me on LinkedIn.
Wow. What a ride so far. I look back and realize I am so grateful to have gotten the opportunities to work on challenging problems and with some of the smartest people on the planet.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work on some cool stuff over versions ranging from Oracle 8i through Oracle 12c.
Some of those topics are:
- Real Application Clusters (RAC)
- Performance Tuning / SQL Tuning
- Production Support
- PL SQL Stuff
- Shell Scripting
- and others
If you’re reading this, you probably came across one of my articles and followed it to this blog. Very likely, you’re an Oracle DBA too.
You can expect to see some articles in the above topics.
But Oracle DBA career challenges go beyond technical stuff.
Do you relate with any of these thoughts or feelings (Yes, I talk about feelings too)
- Oracle is fine. But my tasks seem repetitive. It can get boring sometimes.
- You have MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchDB, Hadoop, SCALA, Spark. What am I supposed to learn?
- Are companies going to stop using Oracle?
- I have worked for years in Oracle DBA. I don’t see a clear path for developing my career.
- How can I do my Oracle DBA job productively?
You can see me explore not just new, technical stuff but these kinds of questions too.
I care about people. This is not one dinky little blog in which a blogger dumps his notes just for the record.
I am passionate and driven to use my knowledge, and hard word to add value to your life in every single post.
Some of my inspirations in Oracle world are Kerry Osborne, Tom Kytes, Tanel Poder, Johnathan Lewis…
Some of my indirect mentors from non-oracle world are Ramit Sethi, Tony Robbins, Robin Sharma, Tim Ferris …
I hope you enjoy reading my blog and more importantly benefit from it at least a tiny bit.
Bharath Ram Manoharan